House and Senate leaders deny AP request for email correspondence, Governor Bryant complies. 


Republican leaders in the Mississippi House and Senate have denied a request for email correspondence and information about their schedules, saying the state Public Records Act does not apply to legislators. Top Democrats in each chamber ignored identical records requests that The Associated Press submitted as part of a nationwide effort to test government openness … Continue reading House and Senate leaders deny AP request for email correspondence, Governor Bryant complies. 

Leftist web site attacks Gov. Bryant for stance on Syrian refugees. 


   Lefty web site 'Right Wing Watch' went after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for his comments on American Family Radio Monday regarding the likelihood that Syrian refugees pose a threat to national security.  Bryant was among the governors who demanded an end to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S., calling the plans to … Continue reading Leftist web site attacks Gov. Bryant for stance on Syrian refugees. 

Gov. Bryant touts job growth and economic development in Desoto County


   Bryant started his talk to a well-populated group of business leaders at the Landers Center by noting the surge in population that has brought Southaven to become the third-largest city in the state of Mississippi. "If you look at a state of three-million people, that's quite an accomplishment for what used to be a … Continue reading Gov. Bryant touts job growth and economic development in Desoto County

Governor Bryant Authorizes National Guard Adjutant General to Arm Personnel at State Military Facilities


  Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an Executive Order authorizing the Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard, Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, to arm certain full-time military personnel at military facilities, including certain National Guard recruiting centers. The governor’s action follows a deadly attack on two military recruiting facilities in Tennessee last week. “As … Continue reading Governor Bryant Authorizes National Guard Adjutant General to Arm Personnel at State Military Facilities

Gov. Bryant: State flag doesn’t hurt Mississippi’s image around the world. 


  In late December, Bryant sat down with The Associated Press for an interview about his priorities for the 2015 legislative session. He was asked if he sees a need to change the state flag. The governor’s answer was a quick an unequivocal no. He said the banner does not hurt Mississippi’s image. “I’ve been all … Continue reading Gov. Bryant: State flag doesn’t hurt Mississippi’s image around the world. 

Governor tells legislators he wants $50 million from trust fund used for workforce training.


(Gov. Phil Bryant) touted the state's decreasing unemployment rate Wednesday during his State of the State speech. Speaking at the state Capitol, Bryant called on legislators to move $50 million into a workforce training fund. He says no new taxes would be required because money would transfer from the state unemployment trust fund, where it … Continue reading Governor tells legislators he wants $50 million from trust fund used for workforce training.

Gov. Bryant says State of the State speech will focus on education, tax cuts and increased funding for tourism.


Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will outline his 2015 legislative agenda during his State of the State address. The speech is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday in the House chamber at the state Capitol. It will be carried live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio and television. Republican Bryant says he will talk about education, tax cuts … Continue reading Gov. Bryant says State of the State speech will focus on education, tax cuts and increased funding for tourism.

Gov. Bryant accused of meddling in community colleges, wants new director with “workforce training and development” experience.


According to a report by the Associated Press, Belle Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, wrote to retiring Community College Director Eric Clark that she had been contacted by some community college presidents concerning what they consider meddling by Gov. Phil Bryant in the choice for … Continue reading Gov. Bryant accused of meddling in community colleges, wants new director with “workforce training and development” experience.

Gov. Bryant says it’s “condescending” to think MS voters not smart enough to decide education funding ballot initiative for themselves.


Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that "the public is smarter than most people might believe" and it's wrong for people to suggest Mississippi voters might be confused by having two education funding proposals on November's ballot. "I think one of the things that is condescending is the idea that the voting public cannot select … Continue reading Gov. Bryant says it’s “condescending” to think MS voters not smart enough to decide education funding ballot initiative for themselves.

SCOTT: Mississippi’s elected officials understand leadership and vision when it comes to taxes.


BY: John Scott | MS Business Journal The state has filled its rainy day fund. Revenue projections are running ahead of budget. Now, through the leadership of Gov. Bryant, Lt. Gov. Reeves and Speaker (Philip) Gunn, our elected officials are looking at ways to return tax dollars to hard-working Mississippians. A tax cut, particularly targeted … Continue reading SCOTT: Mississippi’s elected officials understand leadership and vision when it comes to taxes.